shout out on the high seas to wildes & weinberg, p.c. founding and senior partner, leon wildes: immigration attorney for famed beatle john lennon

January, 2014: Shout out on the high seas to Wildes &
Weinberg, P.C. Founding and Senior Partner, Leon Wildes and Immigration
Attorney for famed Beatle John Lennon.


John Lennon left an indelible mark on the music world,
but for one man from a small town in Pennsylvania, his legacy is omnipresent.


In 1960, Leon Wildes, established his law firm, today
known as Wildes & Weinberg, P.C.(see
practice, which is still dedicated solely to U.S. Immigration and Nationality
Law, expanded steadily as word of its outstanding achievements spread in the
international community.  One of Mr.
Wildes’ best known accomplishments was his successful representation of John
Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono in their widely publicized deportation
proceedings, the circumstances of which have inspired several films,
documentaries, and a multitude of written works.


The passengers on the Queen Mary 2 during the
Christmas/New Years voyage 2013/14 were treated to a “guest
appearance” during a lecture featuring The Beatles by Cultural Historian
Gary McKechnie
who explained that in the 1970’s President Nixon was trying to kick John Lennon
out of the United States based on an earlier drug conviction in London and that
John Lennon needed to seek the advice of “Leon Wildes, who is a skilled
immigration attorney who fought the government on John’s behalf to get John his
green card so John can stay in America.” 
The audience provided Mr. Wildes with a standing ovation. He was
accompanied by his son Michael Wildes who is the Managing Partner of Wildes
& Weinberg.


More then 50 years later, the firm now has offices in New
York City, New York, Englewood, New Jersey, and Miami, Florida, and continues
to maintain its stellar reputation in the field of U.S. Immigration &
Nationality Law by servicing the immigration needs of prominent American and
International firms, banks, industrial, financial and manufacturing concerns
and law firms in connection with the personnel needs of their foreign national
employees.  In addition, the firm has a
distinguished clientele and continues to do substantial immigration work for
performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors/actresses, athletes,
fine artists, art dealers, curators, and literary agents.

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I received my Green Card from Michael Wildes and his firm some days ago. The petition approval and Green Card release represent a real achievement for people like me in the US. Michael Wildes and his team are excellent, and...

Luca Zammataro Date : November 22, 2022

Dear Michael Wildes, my husband and I would like to thank you and your team,  the work was not easy, especially in the statement, there were a lot of flaws, but we managed to correct everything in a short time,...

Jacques Carline Date : August 3, 2022

Our client David came to us after spending more than three years stuck in the immigration court morass with another attorney. His individual hearing wasn’t scheduled to occur for over a year, and he thought it might get pushed off...

David E. Date : June 8, 2022

Josh Wildes and Yoni Jonas are amazing! We sought Wildes & Weinberg help because our application for naturalization was taking a long time and seemed to be stuck in the system indefinitely. Within two weeks of submitting our paperwork to...

Daniela Bustamante Date : June 1, 2022

Michael Wildes and the rest of the team at Wildes & Weinberg were tremendously helpful in navigating us through the complexities of the immigration process. We are really happy with their service and would 100% recommend them to anyone looking...

Alan Herskowich and Nicole Woroszylski Date : May 26, 2022

Michael and his team are very professional and they always deliver. If you're looking to hire the best possible immigration law firm, you don't have to look any further, Wildes & Weinberg is the one.

Nick Holmstren Date : January 7, 2022

Walter Gottschalk and Michael Wildes at Wildes & Weinberg P.C Law Offices have been fantastic partners in our immigration journey. They were professional and helpful. I would recommend them without hesitation.

Bruno Caron and Melanie St. Amour Date : December 2, 2021

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